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Honolulu: Oahu Sights and Bites Island Tour

1. Honolulu: Oahu Sights and Bites Island Tour

Discover the delicious cuisine and natural beauty of Oahu on a guided tour from Honolulu. Soak up the views and experience local flavors on a foodie sightseeing tour. Start your tour with pickup at selected hotels. Enjoy a scenic drive to the Diamond Head Lookout. Admire panoramic views and taste a local favorite Poi donut from Kamehameha Bakery. Continue along the coast to the famous Halona Point blowhole, and keep an eye out for humpback whales and green sea turtles. Visit the famous Halona blowhole, and keep an eye out for humpback whales and green sea turtles. Drive into the Koolau Mountains and take in breathtaking views from the Pali Lookout, the site of a fierce battle in 1795. Head to the Tropical Macadamia Nut Farm, to sample coffee, chocolate, and macadamia nuts. Stop for an included lunch at the famous North Shore Shrimp Trucks! Head to Haleiwa town, where you can go shopping, and try delicious ice cream and other bites. End your tour with a taste of Dole Whip, a dairy-free pineapple dessert, at the Dole Pineapple Plantation.

Waikiki Trolley Hop-on Hop-off 1, 4 or 7-Day All-Line Pass

2. Waikiki Trolley Hop-on Hop-off 1, 4 or 7-Day All-Line Pass

Find more in Hawaii than just the sights, and board the Waikiki Trolley and take in the soaring mountains that meet the sea to all the historic landmarks, including shopping and dining. Make the choice yours. Board the breathtaking Blue line, called the Coastline/Diamond Head Line. Find yourself at Diamond head, a natural landmark of Hawaii and explore through the Kalanianaole Highway. This place is famous for its rugged cliffs and dramatic ocean scapes. On the Red Line, learn of Hawaii's rich cultural past all the way to the modern present. Hawaii has its own story to tell for anyone interested in listening. Travel through the cultural and historical history, from the time of kings and queens through its importance in WWII and even the cultures that influence it to this day. If you're looking for some iconic shopping and dining, board the Pink Line and find the epicenter of the Pacific. Delight in Asian cuisine mingling with popular American comfort food, high-end fashion alongside popular streetwear that suits everyone's comfort and style. You can find all these throughout Waikiki, but your Hawaiian vacation isn’t complete without a visit to Ala Moana Center–Hawaii’s Center–where all things shopping and dining collide into a truly Hawaiian experience. So much so that Ala Moana isn’t just for visitors–it’s a popular shopping mall for locals as well.

Oahu Circle Island Tour - Best Spots & Beaches

3. Oahu Circle Island Tour - Best Spots & Beaches

Enjoy a semi-private tour with a maximum of 5 guests in a mini-van, enjoy a funny and knowledgeable tour guide, learn about the Hawaiian history and stop at secret spots where none of the big tours can stop? This is the best tour on Oahu for you! This day trip around the beautiful island of Oahu is interesting, funny and will give you insights that you will not get anywhere else! You will see more than 30 hot spots on Oahu. The private tours are held in English or German. You will learn interesting facts about the history of Hawaii, the life on the islands and you hear facts no travel book has. Here are some of the famous tour stops and spots you will see: • Duke Kahanamoku Statue (drive-by) • World War I Memorial • Diamond Head Beach Lookout • Hanauma Bay (drive-by) • Whale watching at Makapu'u Lookout (during season) • Macadamia Nut Farm • Chinamans Hat (drive-by) • Shrimp Farm (drive-by) • North Shore Beaches • Haleiwa Town (drive-by) • Dole Plantation (drive-by)

Honolulu: Full-Day Guided Hawaiian Food and Photo Tour

4. Honolulu: Full-Day Guided Hawaiian Food and Photo Tour

Experience the flavors of Hawaii on this full-day guided food tour. Stop for incredible photos along the way while sampling authentic Hawaiian cuisine. Start your adventure in the morning and head to the coffee shop for a local dish called the musubi. Continue to the Diamond Head Lookout and enjoy the spectacular panoramic views of the ocean. From here, head to Leonard's Bakery and try the famous Portuguese malasada. Next, visit the Halona Blowhole and Makapu'u Lookout to capture the most amazing photos of Hawaii. Now it's time for the famous plate lunch. Try it with shrimp or steak or a combination of both and see why it's one of the most popular meals on the island. Then, treat yourself to a trip to the chocolate factory in Kailua. Learn about Hawaii's history of chocolate and the movement to make it a sustainable industry. Next, enjoy a scenic drive to the Ko'olau mountains, and stop at a popular poke shop. Get a sample plate of poke to try the different flavors of this local dish. If you're not interested, don't worry, your tour guide will eat it for you. After, head to a local family spot for a large selection of traditional Hawaiian dishes to sample. Here, enjoy the diverse flavors of Hawaiian food. Finish your tour at one of the most popular shave ice places near Waikiki. Pick up one of these famous treats before being dropped off at the departure point.

Honolulu: Private Oahu Island Tour

5. Honolulu: Private Oahu Island Tour

Discover the highlights of Oahu on a private guided tour starting from Honolulu. Stop at scenic beaches and lookout points as you admire the beauty and tranquility of the island. Start with pickup from your hotel in Honolulu. Travel by private van with your guide to some of the most beautiful locations on the island, starting with a visit to the Diamond Head Lookout. Continue to the stunning Lanai Lookout and witness the power of the ocean from the famous blow-hole. Head next to the nearby Sandy Beach Park for a short hike along the Mokapu Lighthouse Trail. Hop back on the van and drive along the eastern shore of the island, with a photo stop of Chinaman's Hat Island and Kaloa Beach Park. Visit a local tiki carver's studio and silverier shop. Walk along the North Shore and keep an eye out for the sea turtles basking on the beaches. Finally, stop at the charming town of Haleiwa and visit a macadamia nut farm. before relaxing on the journey back to Honolulu.

Honolulu: E-Bike Ride and Diamond Head Hike

6. Honolulu: E-Bike Ride and Diamond Head Hike

** Diamond Head now requires advance purchase of hiking tickets. Please check with us or the Diamond Head State Monument site for availability of tickets if booking this tour within 72 hours of your desired hiking day.** Experience Diamond Head and the surrounding areas on a guided e-bike ride and hike. This private tour is a great choice if you're looking for an active way to explore the beauty of Hawaii. Start your cycling adventure in Waikiki with a short introduction to riding the e-bike. Take a little bit of time to practice on the bike before setting out towards Diamond Head. Enjoy the ocean views as you ride along the beach and take a short break at Makalei Beach Park along the way. Continue your climb as you circle Diamond Head and ride through Kahala. Then, lock the bikes up at the trailhead and get ready to hike to the top of the Diamond Head crater. The hike usually takes about an hour and covers a total distance of around 1.5 miles. Once you've completed the hike, hop on your bike and head back to Waikiki. Choose to end your tour with a refreshing shaved ice at Waiola Shave Ice in Waikiki. This is completely optional and is not included in the cost of the tour.

From Waikiki: Circle Island Snorkeling Tour

7. From Waikiki: Circle Island Snorkeling Tour

Explore the natural beauty of Oahu as you visit unique spots on and off the beaten path with an expert guide. Discover the local culture and tick off the best highlights on the Island. Start at Diamond Head Beach Lookout where you'll enjoy panoramic views along Diamond Head Road and a stop at the Amelia Earhart Monument. Next, head to the Halona Blowhole for views of Oahu's East Coast and the locally beloved Sandy Beach. Then visit a macadamia nut farm and sample local coffee, chocolate and macadamia nuts. Stop at the Mokoli’i Viewpoint, where you can snap some photos of the famous off-shore cone-shaped island. Enjoy lunch at the famous North Shore Shrimp Trucks. Then head to the famous Sunset Beach, for a stroll along the white-sand beaches. You may even see some turtles! Take the chance to paddleboard, kayak, or snorkel in Haleiwa, with all necessary equipment included. Finally, before driving back to Waikiki, visit the Dole Pineapple Plantation, enjoy a sweet treat and pick up some souvenirs.

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What people are saying about Diamond Head Lookout

Overall rating

4.5 / 5

based on 251 reviews

Kurt was our private guide for the day and did a great job with both the food and the photo part of the tour. There were so many beautiful spots that we went to on this tour - the online description doesn't do this justice. Kurt provided us with some helpful, quick tips about taking better photos with our cellphone cameras. The food provided on this tour is delicious and plentiful - again, the online description doesn't really tell you how much value there is in this tour. We couldn't finish it all and came back to the hotel with lots of leftovers. Kurt was very kind to my partner who was not feeling well the day of our trip. Would definitely recommend this tour!

Trolley was well worth the time and money. Suggest hopping on the green or blue line as soon as you arrive to see where you want to go back to.

Great service, great drivers, great price, great tour routes. I did all four lines and highly recommend!

Our guide was really knowledgeable the trip was fun would definitely recommend it again

Was a lot of fun and learning . Our guide was awesome.